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World Health Organization (WHO)

Australia works alongside and funds WHO to exercise its mandate in coordinating the International Health Regulations (IHR), and views this as fundamental for global health security. Australia provides funding to the Health Emergencies Program, Contingency Fund for Emergencies and funding for two technical positions through the Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network. 

Australia-OIE One Health Partnership

The OIE has a program for independently assessing and providing targeted support to countries’ animal health systems called the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway Cycle. The Centre’s Australia-OIE One Health Partnership will have a focus on delivering National Bridging Workshops. These are a joint effort by the OIE and World Health Organisation (WHO) to bring human and animal health counterparts together to identify priority areas where they can work together to improve national health security systems.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Centre will provide a technical expert for two to three years to FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Bangkok, Thailand, to provide technical mentoring, support and advice to national governments in South East Asia. A key aspect of this role will be to coordinate regional epidemiology capacity building programs, meetings and workshops, as part of the implementation of the Association of South East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Strategic Framework for Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development and Networking.

World Bank's Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) 

The World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) is a quick-disbursing financing mechanism that provides a surge of funds to enable a rapid and effective response to a large-scale infectious disease outbreak in the world’s poorest countries. Eligible countries can receive timely, predictable, and coordinated financing if affected by an outbreak that meets PEF’s activation criteria.

Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA)

A high-level initiative for collective action to eliminate malaria across Asia and the Pacific by 2030. The APLMA/APMEN Secretariat delivers its objectives through advocacy and outreach; fostering and strengthening partnerships and innovation; and providing policy guidance.

Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNG IMR)

The Centre aims to support PNG IMR to build its role as the lead institution for medical and health systems research in PNG. The Centre will support IMR’s reform efforts by providing a strategic adviser, investment in collaborative research projects and support to the long-standing “Buttressing Coalition” of IMR’s international research partner institutions. 

The Pacific Community (SPC)

The Centre will fund two specialist positions in SPC for a period of three years to strengthen epidemiology capacity and infection prevention and control across the Pacific.

Health Security Corps

The Health Security Corps has been established as part of the Australian Volunteers Program, to deploy Australian health professionals in non-clinical roles in partner government agencies, NGOs, international organisations, research bodies and regional institutions.

Alliance for Health Security Cooperation (AHSC)

The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security leads Australia’s engagement with the Alliance, and provides secretariat support to the Alliance’s research program. The Alliance for Health Security Cooperation is a platform for international and non-governmental collaboration on the development of global health security policy. It has 30+ member states and a large number of private sector and non-government organisation (NGO) participants.

Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)

GHSA facilitates collaborative capacity-building efforts to support countries accelerate the development and maintenance of the core capacities required under the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Health Regulations (IHR), the World Organization of Animal Health's (OIE) Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway, and other relevant global health security frameworks.